H.M.S. Defiant

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H.M.S. Defiant

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H.M.S. Defiant

Release Date: April 15, 1962

Year    :   1962
Slogan    :   «The cry was MUTINY... and the decks ran red!...»
Genres    :   Adventure, History, War
Production Companies    :   Columbia Pictures
Director    :   Lewis Gilbert
Producers    :   John Brabourne, Douglas Peirce
Writers    :   Edmund H. North, Nigel Kneale, Frank Tilsley
RunTime    :   101 mins.

Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes this difficult, and when the captain is disabled, the chance for violence increases.

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